Politics

Anne Frank Center Demands Trump Fire Sean Spicer Immediately For “Most Evil Slur” Of “Holocaust Denial”

Just in via press release: In his afternoon press briefing, Sean Spicer invoked Adolf Hitler in describing Syrian President Assad. Spicer said “Even Hitler didn’t sink to using chemical weapons.” Reaction by Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect: “On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake ...

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Spicer: Bashar Assad Is Worse Than Hitler [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declared unequivocally that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons during World War II on Tuesday, triggering a firestorm as people pointed out Nazis’ use of gas to kill Jews and others during the Holocaust. “We didn’t use chemical weapons in WWII. We had someone as despicable as Hitler ...

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OOPSIE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mistakenly Refers To Lindsey Graham As One Of “The Women Of The Senate”

The Hill reports: Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have been caught up in a gender-swapping snafu, mistakenly dubbing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) one of the “women of the Senate.” The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice delivered remarks at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania on Monday as she accepted the Prize for Civility in Public Life, honoring her and late Justice Antonin Scalia. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Holds White House Press Briefing, Likely To Address North Korean Nuclear Threat

AOL News reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer is set to address the press corps on Tuesday in a foreign policy-focused week for the Trump administration. From Tillerson’s trip to Moscow to North Korea’s threat aimed at America in response to warships in the Korean Peninsula, this week is shaping up to be a pivotal one for President Trump, ...

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RNC Chair Predicts GOP Landslide In 2018 Midterms

Via Breitbart: Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview last week in her office on Capitol Hill that Republicans are preparing already for what they expect may be a landslide midterm electoral victory that sweeps in as many as 14 GOP pickups in the U.S. Senate and not only holds but strengthens ...

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Eric Trump: Ivanka Pushed My Father Into Strike On Syria, Which Also Proves He Isn’t Colluding With Russia

The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump’s decision to launch a cruise missile attack on Syria proved he is not in league with Russia and will not be “pushed around” by Vladimir Putin, the US President’s son has told The Daily Telegraph. Eric Trump said his father was not intimidated by President Putin’s talk of war, and there would be “no-one harder” ...

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Obama To Meet With Angela Merkel In Berlin

Politico reports: Former President Barack Obama plans to reemerge on the international stage in late May, sitting down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home country for a panel discussion about democracy. The panel, part of a 500–year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, is titled “Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally.” The visit will coincide ...

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POLL: Mitch McConnell Least Popular US Senator

Morning Consult reports: Of the 100 members of the Senate, there is only one who is underwater in the eyes of his constituents, according to the new Morning Consult Senator Approval Rankings. And it happens to be chamber’s most powerful member: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. More than 85,000 registered voters across America evaluated the job performance of their senators from ...

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Trump Reacts With Bluster After North Korea Warns Of Nuclear Attack Over Approaching Navy Strike Force

Reuters reports: North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike as a U.S. Navy strike group led by a nuclear-powered aircraft steamed towards the western Pacific. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction ...

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Qusay Nixes 2018 Bid For New York Governor

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump Jr., rumored to be eyeing a move to follow his father’s footsteps into politics, will not be a candidate for governor of New York next year but is not ruling out a possible run for office in the future. The younger Trump, in an interview Monday with The Associated Press, categorically denied any speculation ...

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TEXAS: Federal Court Rules State’s Voter ID Law Was Written To Intentionally Discriminate Against Minorities

The Austin Statesman reports: The Texas voter ID law was enacted in 2011 with the intent to discriminate against minority voters, a federal judge ruled Monday. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos followed a July decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the law had a disproportionate impact on minority voters because they ...

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ROMNEY BUST: Sen. Orrin Hatch Vows To Bid For Eighth Term Because “Trump Is All Over Me To Run Again”

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the most senior GOP senator, said on Monday that he is currently planning on running for an eighth Senate term. “I fully intend to run again, but I’m going to take time and think it over and make up my mind on that, but right now, yes, I’m going to run,” Hatch told ...

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ALABAMA: Family Values GOP Governor Fingerprinted And Charged In Advance Of Imminent Resignation

Disgraced GOP “family values” Gov. Robert Bentley was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken this afternoon after a daylong negotiation with prosecutors over the terms of his resignation, which comes after many months of investigation into his failed and felonious campaign to coverup an adulterous affair with an office staffer. Last week the state Ethics Commission declared that it ...

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WaPo Reporter Wins Pulitzer Prize For Exposing Trump’s Charity Scams And Breaking #Pussygate Story

The Washington Post reports: Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold remembers being struck by Donald Trump’s pledge to donate $6 million, including $1 million of his personal funds, to veteran groups during a televised fundraiser before the Iowa caucuses early last year. Did Trump follow through, he wondered? So, weeks after the event, Fahrenthold started asking questions. For several months, he ...

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ALABAMA: Wife Of GOP Governor Read His Love Texts To Mistress In Real Time On His State-Issued iPad

Earlier today it was reported at embattled GOP Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to resign in the face of four possible felony charges related to his failed efforts to conceal his affair with now-former aide Rebekah Mason [photo]. Oh, but there’s more: After tense fights with his then-wife over the alleged affair, Bentley would sometimes bolt, leaving state security ...

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Stocks Slide Over South Korean Report That China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korean Border

NASDAQ.com reports: The benchmark averages have surrendered earlier gains on news that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border, and the U.S. is considering further sanctions against Russia. The reports caused the S&P 500 to falter at trendline resistance at 2,370 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall back to support at the 50-day moving average. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Delivers First White House Press Briefing Since Trump Ordered Strike On Syria

Patch reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will deliver a press briefing Monday at 1:30 p.m. This is the first televised White House press briefing since President Trump announced and executed missile strikes on a Syrian air base in response to President Assad’s chemical attacks in the country’s continuing civil war. Also on Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch was scheduled ...

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TONIGHT: White House To Host Passover Seder

The Hill reports: The White House will host a Passover seder on Monday night, continuing a tradition that began under former President Obama. A White House spokesperson was unable to confirm details about the holiday dinner, including whether President Trump would attend. The seder does not appear on Trump’s public schedule for Monday. Obama hosted his first seder at the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Swearing In Ceremony

Starting now. ABC News reports: Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to the fill the Supreme Court slot left open after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in this morning, becoming the 113th person to serve on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch was sworn in behind closed doors at the Supreme Court building, the first of two oaths ...

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Trump’s Weekend Golfing Tab Hits $24M In Ten Weeks

The Independent reports: Donald Trump’s trips to his luxury Florida resort have already cost the US taxpayer at least $24 million – roughly as much as Barack Obama spent on travel in the first two years of his presidency. Mr Trump has spent seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago since taking office ten weeks ago. It is estimated that each of these ...

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